Dr. Brent Moelleken, M.D., FACS
Interview with STILLE Ambassador Brent Moelleken, M.D., FACS
Talking instruments and plastic surgery procedures with Dr. Brent Moelleken, one of the most distinguished surgeons in the world, as well as a true STILLE Ambassador.
Dr. Moelleken, what do you appreciate most by using STILLE instruments?
The feel of the instrument in your hand. I do a lot of facelifts and with a very extensive revision facelift there is often a lot of scar tissue, the STILLE scissors feel perfectly balanced and work really well. I have dozens of facelift scissors in the operating room. If we drop a STILLE on floor, I’ll make sure there is another STILLE to replace it. If you do a lot of facelifts you get the feel of the instrument and the precision of the instrument the way it cuts forward and to the side, it’s really well-designed and balanced.
How would you describe a STILLE scissor to another surgeon that has never used one before?
I would say it is like the Porsche Turbo of instruments; very precise and very reliable. It performs better than any other scissor. It’s really the perfect scissor.
Are there any clinical advantages to using a STILLE scissor?
In revision facelift surgery the planes are often very difficult to find, so an extremely precise instrument is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity. To divide the planes, a clumsy scissor may make the surgeon more prone to button holing or cutting where they didn’t want to, especially with a revision surgery a STILLE becomes a necessity; I will not do a
revision surgery without my STILLE!
Do you see any benefits to patients by using STILLE instruments?
It’s simple and obvious; with any well-balanced instrument the surgery will take less time and be more precisely completed.
How do you justify the investment of a STILLE instrument within your budget or the hospitals budget?
There is no justification involved. There is no other tool that does the job.
Do you also work in a hospital setting?
Yes, when I work at the hospital I always bring my own STILLE instruments. They sterilize them at the University and I can be assured to perform just as perfect procedures as in my office setting.